Let’s talk about what I call the “presumed order of death.”
If everything goes really well and things follow the presumed order of death, our grandparents die first, then hopefully many, many, many years later, our parents die, and then hopefully many, many, many, many years later, we die.
Daddy died in 1993.
Mom died in 2008 – 8 years ago today.
Here’s how I imagine Mom and Daddy in the great hereafter, their bodies young and perfect, restored to being the hipsters they were.
I know I’m next, but I also know that I’m still very much alive.
And on fire.
And in love with every moment of every day.
I miss Mom and Daddy but . . . I’ll be right along.
PS The order of death is randomly jumbled, leaving us without a shred of certainty about anything other than how we manage ourselves in response to the complete randomness of everything including the death order. Cheers!